A fruit salad of tropical flavours. Pineapple and passionfruit are strongest for me with lychee coming in hot too. Strongly reminiscent of a circa 1996 yellow Frosty Fruit eaten just slightly melted in the back of Mum's Volvo station wagon. — 20 days ago
I know it is Tuesday evening but I wanted to try this 2016 Deltetto Clone 777 Langhe Pinot Nero. I had picked this up about a week ago and had a taste for a pinot noir or nero tonight. An Italian pinot noir from the Langhe of Piedmont.
On the nose there is mutes notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, rose petals, sassafras and dusty soil.
On the palate I have notes of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, licorice, wet leaves and dried summer soil.
This wine is medium bodied with medium to + acidity and medium + mouth coating grippy tannins that lead right into a medium to long pleasing finish. Be self assured that tomorrow brings the middle of the week and the long weekend be upon us. Stay safe and enjoy the slide unto a fine weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 19 hours ago
The 2017 'Earth' Pinot Noir is a barrel selection wine made by the talented Brian Marcy. As the wine slowly unwinds in the glass, it unveils perfumed aromatics of copious red fruits that come together with peat moss and shades of fresh white truffle on this expressive nose. The palate reveals a wonderfully silky texture that coats the mid-palate leaving begind flavors of red currant jelly, wild blackberry cordial, peat moss and suggestions of cigar ash which all mingle brilliantly. While utterly delicious now, this seductive, yet well-balanced Pinot Noir should continue to cellar marvelously over the next fifteen plus years. Drink 2019-2035- 95 — 2 days ago
My favorite white wine. I'm a huge red wine drinker. This one isn't overtly sweet but stays true to a white wine. Not exactly dry, but not exactly sweet. It's balanced and evolves as you taste it. Slight citrus and vanilla notes — a month ago
Wow. So much for the Lombard can’t be drunk for 10 years thing. Mos def will improve over time but you can see the brilliance today. Earthy nose. Some mushroom. Palate is really an elegant version of POmmard. You have the blackberry fruit for sure. And some licorice. But they are balanced and it has nice acidity. The blackberries are more picked off the vine in the wild kind then the dense knock your head off kind. This wine has upside from this score as it ages. High floor given the balance and structure. Bought from fass selections. .... as this opens some spice. ... as this opens nose is getting some dark lilacs. Palate density is more apparent. Still elegant. Internal aromatics are this dense penetrating spicy live blackberry thing. Like inhaling a blackberry bush in the forest. Finish is a bit tight but has a kiss of chocolate. Wow. ... after 3 hours stunning freshness. — 5 days ago
Nose is funky as all get out with a smooth finish on this orange wine, cloudy and unfiltered with floaters! — 10 days ago
Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.
This is why you come down to this region, the Pinot Noirs. They are Burgundian in style. Nice red and blue fruits with very gentle wood use and about 13% ABV. Quite enjoyable.
Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, a bronze statue of Anthony’s father wearing Anthony’s hat. It was his father who founded Russell Hamilton back in 1975. He was also CEO of one of the largest US advertising agencies, JWT or J. Walter Thompson. Our tasting setup in the cellar and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop. — 4 days ago
Subdued on the nose, with shy melon and meadow flowers. Great structure though - the medium body is pierced with citrus acidity, a mineral streak and a herby finish with a whiff of mint. Nice energy and very refreshing - a Greco with character. — 3 days ago
Skin contact between 4-6 months of Malvasia, Marsanne and local grapes to Emilia Romagna which are unnamed. Briny, cider-y nose. The palate on this wine shows excellent complexity. Some light hazelnut and citrus give way to apricot notes. This changes with air and really changes with food. We drank this with Thai which was on the spicy side and I can honestly say that it was one of the most remarkable food & wine pairings I’ve ever had. This truly blew my mind. What also blows my mind is the fact that this was left unreleased all these years. Marvin Gaye’s talent has lived on through his music all these years and this “new” album just adds another layer to that catalogue. Great stuff all around here. — 16 days ago
A Coup'la pinots on a Monday afternoon. Trying to figure out what percentage whole cluster this involves, or if it was just the herbal nature of this wine that made it seem so. 12.5% abv, pours rather light. Nose of herbal raspberry and dirty cherry mixed with a spicy character. The entry is lighter yet bright acidity is present. Dirty bing cherry, hint of cola, herbal, whole cluster appears in the middle and finish. Really neat wine and probably ready to go just about now. Quite nice structure, and I feel that this will probably hold another decade or so because of it. — 2 days ago